Spread 4.0 Release Candidate Available
Spread 4 RC2 is now available for download.
Spread 4 is a major new version of the Spread project.
This release includes several highly requested new features
Improve manageability by allowing dynamic configuration of sets
of daemons without requiring a restart;
- Ease the development of Spread based applications with better
- Support multi-threaded forking client applications;
- Integrate a Virtual Synchrony interface;
- Provide simpler membership APIs;
- Organize and improve the software build for both Windows and
It also includes the usual collection of bug fixes. Details of the new
capabilities can be found in Transitioning from Spread 3.17.3 to Spread 4.0.
This release does have some specific API changes, so some (not all)
applications may need small source code changes in order to continue
to work. Extensive documentation is available in the docs directory in
the distributions and in the Spread 4 API.
This release provides a solid platform for Spread
applications, however, because of the API changes it
is not a drop in replacement for current applications.
So we highly encourage anyone working on new applications
to use this release. Those currently running Spread
applications should determine the best time for a switch
to Spread 4.